PROTOTYPE is a “highly influential bastion of experimental opera” – The New Yorker

“For almost a decade the PROTOTYPE Festival has redefined the potential of vocal theater.” – Opera News, November 2021

“Ten years of vital contemporary opera and music theatre” – The New Yorker, Fall 2021

“One of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater.” – Associated Press, January 2021

“PROTOTYPE Festival has made a name for itself as the go-ahead promoter of new opera in the US.” – Financial Times, January 2021

“New York City’s most enjoyable and essential opera festival.” – Observer, January 2021

“A landmark achievement in the burgeoning contemporary genre of digital opera/music-theater.” – Opera New, January 2021

“Utterly essential.” – The New York Times, January 2020

“Opera but make it fashion.” – Vulture, January 2020

“One of the city’s more expansive music theater festivals returns to explore “the interstitial realms between music, operatic tradition, and theatre.” – Playbill, January 2020

“HERE and Beth Morrison Projects prove that thrilling opera continues to bloom.” – TimeOut New York, January 2020

“The Prototype Festival has become the essential way for adventurous operagoers to start their new year.” – WQXR, January 2020

“Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival has established a track record of introducing New York audiences to some of the most daring new operas of the day.” – The New York Times, January 2019

“This new-music festival has made itself indispensable to New York’s classical scene by presenting operas that are fresh off high-profile premières alongside intimate music-theatre works at venues scattered around Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan.” – The New Yorker, January 2019

“Opera has everything to lose if it ossifies, and much to gain if it programs a little bit more like Prototype.” – The Boston Globe, January 2019

“Season after season, PROTOTYPE introduces to New York pieces that shift the whole paradigm of what opera is and can be.”
Observer, January 2018

“PROTOTYPE – a festival of cutting edge opera-theatre and music-theatre works – has only been around a few years, but has gained major recognition as a collection of ‘can’t-miss’ events.”
Classical Music Communications, January 2018

“…the PROTOTYPE Festival is deeply committed to artists, giving composers, librettists, designers, performers, choreographers, conductors and directors support, developmental workshops and productions of their work.”
StageBuddy, January 2018

“Essential to the evolution of American opera.”
The New Yorker, January 2017

“PROTOTYPE Festival. Annually one of the most important musical events.”
Brooklyn Rail, December 2017

“…unleashing a powerful wave of opera- and music-theatre from a new generation of composers and librettists…Since its launch in 2013, the PROTOTYPE Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer.”
New Yorkled, December 2017

Photo of Toxic Psalms by Cory Weaver